Transport Secretary visits Commercial Vehicle Show
Organisers of the 2013 Commercial Vehicle Show were delighted to host a roundtable discussion on Tuesday 9 April with the Secretary of State for Transport, the Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP.
From the start, the Minister made it clear that he was attending the meeting to listen to the industry and that he would not be able to make any firm promises. However, throughout the hour-long session, it was clear that he was taking a keen interest in the comments and suggestions that were made.
Attended by members from each of the bodies representing the Show Partnership, the range of issues raised was wide; covering areas such as the use of alternative fuels, capital allowances, creating incentives for haulage companies to expand their operations and the usual dilemma of how to encourage young people into the industry. Discussions also included reducing corporation tax, the image of the workforce and, of course, the issue of road safety, particularly in relation to other road users.
The final word goes to the Minister himself, “It’s been fantastic to come here to the Commercial Vehicle Show and see some of the cutting edge technology at work in today’s logistics industry.
“It’s also given me the opportunity to hear direct from operators, manufacturers and engineers, and that is invaluable, given the huge importance of haulage and logistics to the nation’s economy.”
The CV Show Media Centre will be opposite the main NEC Piazza entrance where you can collect your Show and car park passes, use computers and have internet access. It will be open from Monday 8 April to Thursday 11 April inclusive.
Media registration is available here
Monday 8 April
Although there is no formal access to the Show, exhibitors’ news conferences will alternate between Piazza Suites 3 and 4. Please confirm your attendance to Janet Wilkinson email@example.com
|11:30-11.55||Driver First Assist:
Launch of new professional driver first-aid training scheme drivers that has active support of all three emergency services
The use of technology in improving fleet safety
Announcement of new strategic partnership with tracking specialist Ctrack
Smart link for the smart tachograph
Launch of new DURON UHP
Details will be revealed of the UK market leader’s completely renewed Euro 6 truck range – LF, CF and XF
Update on the irtec technical licensing scheme and launch of the newly-developed Master technician level
|16:00-16:35||MAN Truck and Bus:
Truck manufacturing, sales/registration analysis, Euro 6 and industry overview
Launch of a new system to prevent truck/cycle accidents by providing better monitoring of cycles
Tuesday 9 April
The Media Centre (opposite the main Piazza entrance) will be open from 07:45 for media registration or to collect your Show and car park passes.
press conference and unveiling
press breakfast and unveiling
product news update
|11:30 and 15:00||MAN:
|12:00||Driver First Assist:
products and services update
irtec awards presentation
Wednesday 10 April
The Media Centre (opposite the main Piazza entrance) will be open from 08:00 for media registration or to collect your Show and car park passes.
Fleet Truck and Van of the Year Awards
Details of other press conferences will be listed here in due course.